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WHITE BEAR LAKE — Ramsey County Water Patrol has an eye on misbehaving boaters. Actually anyone piloting a watercraft within view of a pole-mounted camera in front of Chateauguet is under surveillance. And that goes for people pooping on the beach. 

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Editor’s note: The Press conducts email interviews from time to time with White Bear grads doing interesting things in places near and far.

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A GenZ Connections class of 11 White Bear Lake Area Schools (WBLAS)’ Career Pathways students – four automotive and seven manufacturing – celebrated the completion of the six-week internship program on July 22 at Buerkle Automotive Group. The number of industry partners this summer grew to 1…

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LINO LAKES — In a world that is always changing and where technology is constantly developing, one Centennial grad is eager for the possibilities.

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WHITE BEAR LAKE — The watchdog group founded to hold Water Gremlin accountable for toxic air emissions says the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) is failing to enforce imposed limits.

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White Bear Lake resident Olivia Richter departed in April 2018 to serve as a volunteer in the Peace Corps Nepal Food Security Project. She is working with farmers, women and children to improve the livelihood and nutrition of a water-scarce rural community.

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While driving, Minnesotans should ensure that their hands remain on their wheels—and not on their phones. Holding a cell phone while operating a motor vehicle is now illegal in Minnesota, as the hands-free cellphone bill, signed by Gov. Tim Walz in April, took effect Aug. 1.

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SCANDIA — Constituents from Minnesota's 6th Congressional District filled Scandia City Hall last week for a town hall meeting with U.S. Rep. Tom Emmer (R). Questions covered a range of concerns, from gun safety in schools to war with Iran to mining in the Boundary Waters.

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MAPLEWOOD — Gov. Tim Walz said he was pleased with how the Legislature compromised for the good of Minnesota this session but is not yet satisfied because the state left several important issues unsolved this year. These include roads, climate change and gun violence.

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CIRCLE PINES—Summer weeks are filled with avenues for parents to give their kids new experiences to keep them learning while school is out. Sports, church, arts and music are a few. Thanks to Code Championship, parents can now add computer coding to that list of activities.

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It was standing room only at the Stillwater Area School Board meeting Thursday night. Community members, many wearing t-shirts and stickers with the words “Ponies 4 Pontrelli,” packed the room to voice their opinions on the board's recent efforts to force out Superintendent Denise Pontrelli.

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At 6 a.m. Saturday, July 27, biodegradable purple balloons will lift into the sky carrying messages to heaven as part of White Bear Lake's Relay for Life closing ceremony. Two of the balloons will carry names of the people largely responsible for starting the fundraising campaign 25 years ago.

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Mary Trumper couldn't say “no” when Keith and Patty Warner put a call out for volunteers at their church. They were starting a White Bear Lake Relay for Life event to support cancer research and needed people to help. It was 1994. Trumper has been involved every year since — with husband Lew…

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The League of Minnesota Cities presented the city of Shoreview with the 2019 Sustainable City Award at the League’s annual conference in Duluth on June 27.